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Criminologists often allude to 'peer influence' in explanations of crime and delinquency, but the meaning of that concept rarely receives careful attention. Companions in Crime organizes the extensive literature on peer influence and group delinquency into a coherent form for the first time. Chapters focus on the role of peers over the life course, the group nature of delinquent behavior, and the applicability of peer influence for explaining the major features of delinquent behavior. The most extensive chapter of the book examines possible mechanisms of peer influence and the evidence in favor of each. The principal thesis of Companions in Crime is that deviant behavior is predominantly social behavior, and criminologists must eventually determine the significance of that fact.

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The principal thesis of "Companions in Crime" is that deviant behaviour is predominantly social behaviour.

Synopsis:

In Companions in Crime, Mark Warr organizes the extensive literature on peer influence and group delinquency into a coherent form for the first time. The principal thesis of the book is that deviant behavior is predominantly social behavior, and criminologists must eventually determine the significance of that fact.

Synopsis:

The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.

Synopsis:

The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Peers in the life course; 3. The group character of crime and delinquency; 4. Peers and delinquent conduct; 5. Applying peer explanations of delinquency; 6. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521009164
Editor:
Blumstein, Alfred
Editor:
Farrington, David
Editor:
Farrington, David
Editor:
Blumstein, Alfred
Editor:
Farrington, David P.
Author:
Blumstein, Alfred
Author:
Warr, Mark
Author:
Farrington, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Social groups
Subject:
Peer Pressure
Subject:
Criminal behavior
Subject:
Criminal behavior -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology
Series Volume:
BB301
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 b/w illus. 1 table
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.96x6.10x.56 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The principal thesis of "Companions in Crime" is that deviant behaviour is predominantly social behaviour.
"Synopsis" by , In Companions in Crime, Mark Warr organizes the extensive literature on peer influence and group delinquency into a coherent form for the first time. The principal thesis of the book is that deviant behavior is predominantly social behavior, and criminologists must eventually determine the significance of that fact.
"Synopsis" by , The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.
"Synopsis" by , The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.
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